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actually, public meetings there, where the result was a ranked list of the capital improvements that they wanted to see so we are using that in that case. >> thank you. >> this is showing the haight street, we're also looking at pedestrian improvements along market, franklin and golf street and we're working with a developer at 2001 market and looking at pedestrian improvements at dolores street as well that they would build as part of the in kind agreement. this is showing what was built as part of in kind revenue converting hays street. eastern naipbds neighborhoods
has a number of projects. through the board adoption of that plan we were required to spend 80 percent of fee revenue on a set of predefined priority projects. in that case, that happened through the plan adoption. several of those are moving forward, notablely the ipic report or the ipic plan gives a significant amount of funding to the 16th street improvements as well as to the 17th and folsom park, which is shown here, which is one of the priority improvements and the plans called for sort of a new park in each neighborhood and this would be the one in the initial district. we also did some planning in the showplace square which i think you were references around what open spaces could be developed there and in terms of prioritizing which ones were the most important. the community and cac felt this project at dagett
triangle would be the priority project there. that's also an in kind agreement that would be built by the developer of the adjacent properties and provide a new public part in that neighborhood. lastly, balboa park has significantly fewer impact fees. most of that area is actually public land so there's not a significant amount of new development, new private develop. that's forecasted there, but there has been one significant development there, the 1150 ocean avenue project where the new whole foods is and they built as part of their in kind agreement, they built an extension of this street here which will connect to the puc reservoir should it ever been developed in the future and they also have a pedestrian easement on another street through the project. those are just a few of the highlights. again, that's not everything that's in the plan. next year we will expect to incorporate the transit center district plan as well as the
western soma which is currently before the board and the intention there is to roll that into the overall eastern neighborhoods implementation process, not to treat it separately but to look at the impact fee revenue and the projects sort of simultaneously and then at the cac as well. thank you, i'm happy to answer any questions. >> so i see no questions. supervisor cohen. >> thank you. a couple questions for you. okay, on page 1 of the report it mentions the city having, mentions city discussions about evaluating other potential financing sources or infrastructure improvements in the eastern neighborhoods such as infrastructure finance districts. i was wondering if you can give me a status update on those discussions. >> sure. so that was from a, i think it was 2009 or 2010,
after the eastern neighborhoods was adopted there was, the impact fees, revenue are not expected to cover the full amount of improvements needed to serve growth, in fact about 30 percent in general, then you have a number of other existing sources such as bonds or state and federal grants, et cetera, but there's still a gap. so there was a group formed to study potential alternatives and one of their recommendations was public infrastructure finances. there was one created off rincon hill but that was sort of a pilot there. we've been working with the mayor's budget office and the capital planning committee and i actually invited brian strong, the capital planning director, but there's currently the capital planning committee meeting right now, so he would
actually be able to tell you a little more. but what we've been working on is identifying the need and saying these are the opportunities or the -- sorry -- the needs for the infrastructure development based on the eastern neighborhood plans, based on the kind of streets and open streets and child care facilities and what not that are identified in the plans. so that's been sort of our role in the planning department and we've been hearing it a lot from the eastern neighborhood cac, as i imagine you might be as well. >> yes. >> so we understand there's a need to fill this infrastructure gap. what we've been working with with the mayor's budget office on is to put that in the plan so they can follow up on potential financing sources. whether that is or not i can't really say but i'm glad to follow up.
>> that's a lot. is what you just presented, is that housed in a document, in a memo --. >> there's nothing right now but the intention is to have it as part of the capital plan, as part of the hearings for the adoption of the capital plan there would be discussion on that. >> what's the timeline on completing the environmental review on 22 fillmore? the extension. >> right, that would really be a question that mta would be better to answer. but what we have in the report is we have money in fiscal year 14 and 15 and 17 that is intended to go towards those improvements, both the transit and the streetscape improvements on the 22. >> back up, let me make sure i heard you correctly, fiscal year 14 and 15, 16 and 17.
>> 13 and 14, 15/16 and 17. that was their best schedule at the time and i'm not sure if that's still their schedule or not. >> that's it for me, mr. chair. >> i just wanted to ask if the fee deferral implementation has had any positive impact on spuring projects and if you can give me your honest answer, mr. barrett >> honestly, i have no idea. i think there was a hearing a while back about that. i'm not sure if it ever happened. i can't actually remember, it was scheduled and may have been postponed. if you look at this slide you can see that where the sort of if you look at the column under fy15 and fy17, you have these spikes and a lot of that has to do with our projections with when we expect the developments to pay their fees. all of our spreadsheets
assume a continuation of the fee deferral program basically because that's just a more conservative assumption. >> uh-huh. >> we do understand that it's currently scheduled to sunset at the end of this fiscal year, i believe. so if that were the case a lot of the numbers here would actually shift forward, which doesn't necessarily mean that the project is going it happen sooner because big capital projects sort of have their own timelines, but the money would be enhanced. as for the impacts on development, i really couldn't say. >> and i'm excited about the glen park and transit center district plans moving forward. i know residents of the areas around the plants want immediate improvements but i know these are 20 year processes for community improvements but hopefully there's a good process so that people feel they have been
heard as they develop priorities in each of these different areas. thank you for all your hard work. >> we do try to have a mix of funds going, major projects as well as smaller projects that can be implemented near term or matching funds that are existing so it's not all pushed up into the future. but you're right, it is a 20 year time hoer rise enso it's not all going to be built right now. >> so i see no other questions. let's open this up for public comment. is there anyone from the public that would like to speak? i see no public comment. public comment is closed. colleagues, can we continue this to the call of the chair without objection? thank you. and mr. evans, is there any other business before us? >> that concludes today's business, mr. chair. >> great. meeting adjourned. thank you, everyone. (meeting adjourned).
>> hello, i am with the recreation and parks department. we are featuring the romantic park location in your backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers.
both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights
located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it has a beautiful red rock
formations. you could watch the sunrise over the bay. this is another one of our great lookouts. we are at mount davidson. 928 feet. this is the place for you to bring someone special. to not forget that dogs and enjoy all of the pathways and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of open space and great hiking trails. the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with someone you love. >> it is a good place to get away from the hectic life of the city. come up here and listen to nature, i get some fresh air.
that view is fantastic. >> where sturdy shoes. hikers get the feeling of being in a rain forest. mount davidson is also a great place to escape the noise and the bustle of the city. take the 36 bus and it will drop you at the entrance. it is quite a hike to the top but the view is worth every step. this is the place to bring that someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is an enchanting place. is a popular spot for paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed
for these your boating -- for leisure boating. it is named for the wild strawberries that once flourished. there is also a waterfall, two bridges, and trails the climb to the summit, the highest point at more than four hundred feet. you can catch glimpses of the western side of the city that make this hilltop a romantic look out. for public transit, i take the n train. the lad the ad -- lake is ada accessible. watch many ducks, swans, and siegel's. -- seagulls.
it is a great place to stroll and sail away. many couples come here to take a ride around a lake, going under the bridges, passing the chinese pavilion and the waterfall. for a quiet getaway, making for a memorable and magical experience. located on 19th avenue, this growth is the place to where you're hiking boots, bring the family and the dog because it has so much to offer you and your loved ones. it is a truly hidden gem in the city. the park is rich with eucalyptus trees. long paths allow you to meander, perfect for a dog walking in a wooded environment.
>> i enjoy the history. the diversity of nature that exists in such an urban city, concrete streets, cars, we have this oasis of the natural environment. it reminds us of what the history was. >> there is a section for dogs and plenty of parking. transit is available on the 28 bus to get you very easily. the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. it is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll around the lake and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is a place to find and appreciate what you -- a wonderful breath of fresh air.
come and experience in this park and enjoy the people, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved ones. in the middle of pacific heights, on top of these hills, it offers a great square, a peaceful beauty, large trees and grass and greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football and picnics. it is very much a couple's park. there are many activities you can experience together. stroll on the pathways, bring your dog, or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all that it has to offer together. many couples find this is a
perfect park to throw down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place that you can share with someone you chairs. lafayette park is also easily accessed from the 47, 49, and 90 buses. it is ada accessible. we are here at the historic palace of fine art in the marina district. originally built for the 1950's exposition, the palace is situated on san francisco's number waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. set against the reflecting
waters of the lagoon and eucalyptus trees, the palace is one of san francisco post most -- san francisco's most romantic spots to relax with that special someone while listening to the water and gazing at the swans. a beautiful to view from many locations along the mattoon, an ideal place to -- all -- lagoon, an ideal place to walk with a loved one. reservations for weddings are available at sfrecpark.org. discarding contains plants referred to by william shakespeare's plays and poems. welcome to the shakespeare garden here in the famous golden gate park. located near the museum and the
california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association. here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with
someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada accessible. located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30, 45, or 91 bus.
the garden was designed by thomas church in 1957. grow old with me, the best is yet to be is inscribed on a sundial. it is anchored by twin white gazebos and flowers that bloom year-round. this is the place to tell someone special or the place to declare the commitment you two share. weddings and the event reservations are available for this adorable hidden gem. we know there are many other romantic parks in san francisco. we hope you have enjoyed this torre of lookouts, picnics, and strolls that are available every day. until next time, do not forget to get out and play.
for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations or any other location, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the county fair buildings. or for any athletic field, call 831-5510. you can write us at -- or walk in and say hello. and of course you can find more information moresfrecpark.org. --
>> feel like it really is a community. they are not the same thing, but it really does feel like there's that kind of a five. everybody is there to enjoy a literary reading. >> the best lit in san francisco. friendly, free, and you might get fed. ♪ [applause] >> this san francisco ryther created the radar reading series in 2003. she was inspired when she first moved to this city in the early 1990's and discover the wild west atmosphere of open mi it's ic in the mission. >> although there were these open mics every night of the week, they were super macho. people writing poems about being jerks.
beatty their chest onstage. >> she was energized by the scene and proved up with other girls who wanted their voices to be heard. touring the country and sharing gen-x 7 as a. her mainstream reputation grew with her novel. theses san francisco public library took notice and asked her if she would begin carrying a monthly reading series based on her community. >> a lot of the raiders that i work with our like underground writers. they're just coming at publishing and at being a writer from this underground way. coming in to the library is awesome. very good for the library to show this writing community that they are welcome.
at first, people were like, you want me to read at the library, really? things like that. >> as a documentary, there are interviews -- [inaudible] >> radar readings are focused on clear culture. strayed all others might write about gay authors. gay authors might write about universal experiences. the host creates a welcoming environment for everybody. there is no cultural barrier to entry. >> the demographic of people who come will match the demographic of the reader. it is very simple. if we want more people of color, you book more people of color. you want more women, your book more women. kind of like that. it gets mixed up a little bit.